John Norris midge tip

noel

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Hi all , I was doing a search yesterday for these on their website and the only midge tip lines that show are the Rio , have they stopped selling their own brand line ?
 

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Sorry I have left this so long have any of you good folk found an alternative to these at a similar price point ?
 

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They still have 2 on sale Noel:
As to alternatives at similar price, I've no idea these days.
 

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Hi all , I was doing a search yesterday for these on their website and the only midge tip lines that show are the Rio , have they stopped selling their own brand line ?
Noel,
John Norris sent me a catalogue every year but they no longer produce these. The last one I had from them was in 2018 which I still have. I see you were looking for a WF 5 -10 foot sink tip but on looking up their fly lines they did not do a WF 5, only 6, 7 and 8. I used their WF 6 last year having great success with it, this being the Midge Tip Long 10ft Intermediate Tip White/Caramel. They did do a 5, 6, 7 and 8 in their 3 foot sink tip range.
I have since moved on purchasing a Rio, an Airflo and a Vision fly line all to suit not only my new rod, but me also so I am already very much looking forward to next season. An intermediate line is the fastest sinking line I have in my armoury for I have never been into this fast sinking line lark. It is too much like physical exercise for me, I would sooner put on a longer leader and a weighted fly at the end of the cast. The late and truly great Arthur Cove, he never had any need for one.
 

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I've been looking at polyleaders on Ebay but when you add postage in they are the price of a flyline delivered . My local gooutdoors is only 5 mins away and that is now Fishing Republic and hence more coarse than anything else .
 

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I've been looking at polyleaders on Ebay but when you add postage in they are the price of a flyline delivered . My local gooutdoors is only 5 mins away and that is now Fishing Republic and hence more coarse than anything else .
Look for the eBay sellers who offer free postage (select the 'lowest price inc P&P' search option); I paid the same as RRP a couple of weeks ago for two 5' Airflo floating polyleaders with 'free' postage.
 
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They still have 2 on sale Noel:
As to alternatives at similar price, I've no idea these days.
In my mind they are sink tips.I feel that what I am looking for is a 3' intermediate tip. That is what I think is a ''Midge tip''and for sime reason the norris/PP lines are not around just now.

Jim
 

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In my mind they are sink tips.I feel that what I am looking for is a 3' intermediate tip. That is what I think is a ''Midge tip''and for sime reason the norris/PP lines are not around just now.

Jim
I'm the same there Jim. I have 2 Rio lines, one stated as midge tip with 3ft sink tip and the other is a Streamer tip with 10ft sink tip, both intermediate tips. I don't know what they'd call a 5ft sink tip!
 
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